Daily cosmobite: Jupiter’s moons, occultations and eclipses

Jupiter-Moons.NLUntil July Jupiter’s moons will undergo a series of mutual eclipses and occultations. These happen every six years when the orbital plane of the moons appears edge-on to Earth.

Jupiter’s moons are clearly visible through the telescopes at Sydney Observatory. This simulates the view far better than my iPhone pictures! Diagram by Nick Lomb using Stellarium.




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